Owen Smith

Former Labour MP for Pontypridd

@owensmith_mp https://facebook.com/owensmith4mp

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Recent appearances

  • Checks on Goods: Northern Ireland and Great Britain 24 Oct 2019

    Peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland are far too important to be treated with the cavalier obfuscation that we have heard from the Secretary of State this morning. Can I take him back to the document that the Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge), published on Tuesday night? Will he confirm that it says,...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 22 Oct 2019

    It is a pleasure, and instructive as ever, to follow the hon. Member for Stone (Sir William Cash), who has wanted this sort of dramatic, draconian, destructive Brexit to be brought about in our country for 30 years and more. He is obviously pleased because he thinks he is standing on the verge of achieving that, but I sincerely hope he is wrong. There are many deplorable things in this Bill,...
  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 22 Oct 2019

    I cannot believe for a minute that the Prime Minister is seeking in any way to deceive the House, but he has said repeatedly today that there will be no differences between the way Northern Ireland is treated and the way Kent or anywhere else in the reset of the UK is treated. Why, then, does the impact assessment produced by his own Government, slipped out late last night, make it quite...

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Former Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Wales
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Fit for Work Programme

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (25 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (14 Jun 2017 to 23 Mar 2018)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

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Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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